Vikings Message Board has been shut down permanently. It will not return. There are two primary reasons.
1. The Vikings' cowardly decision to reinstate a child abuser and think that an apology will make this blow over. We will not stand for this arrogance and we will no longer be the home of any support of the Vikings. We stand for those who cannot defend themselves.
2. We will not give a voice to thugs who think child abuse is "cultural" or worse, openly advocate child abuse as a reasonable method of punishment. This ends here. Yes, a few board members have ruined it for everyone. Congratulations, [jerks].
Which is liberal code for: 1- We have convicted him and found him guilty. Anyone who dares lay a hand on their child in this day and age is a child-abuser. 2- Anyone who dares to defend him to any extent is, by association, as guilty as he is, and because of people who think disciplining their child is a good thing, I am picking up my balls and jacks and going home.
In fairness, the moderator that shut the whole thing down admits he did it in anger. He has allowed the board to return, albeit he admits to freely deleting any member that supports Peterson in any way shape or form.
And with the latest sacred cow skewered, the liberals blithely forget about Ray Rice, about the fans demanding his merchandise be returned to stores and his presence to the football field. Adrian Peterson spanked his children, and he should be executed and his team disbanded. Rice cold-cocks a woman he supposedly loved and the NFL is mean for not working with him, giving him another chance. Why? Because a punched woman isn't that big a deal for them. She "probably deserved it". Children, however... a woman may abort one, but a man can't spank one. That about cover it?
The second angle. Did Peterson abuse the children? I don't know, I wasn't there. Maybe he did. Maybe because his parents got carried away, because their parents got carried away, maybe he got carried away. Personally, I don't think much about the idea of the hickory switch on a four-year-old's behind. And the crime? Pushing a sibling? Cussing a sibling? Where does a 4-y-o learn lack of respect? Could it be from a father with multiple baby-mamas, from mothers to whom the thought of having just one husband is foreign? I am beginning to think that the only comment of any intelligence in this whole debacle has been, "Somebody get that man a condom!"
Thinking about what I just said, about parents and their parents, I think, why not have AP use the same defense they want to use for the professor who struck the teenage pro-lifer?
See, it was slavery what abused those kids- the cultural legacy of being whipped, passed down through the generations, until Adrian went too hard with the switch on his boy. Why is not the African American propaganda machine jumping to Peterson's defense from this angle, as they did Prof. Mirelle Miller-Young?
Oh. how stupid of me. The Teenager was against abortion. Children, however... a woman may abort one, but a man can't spank one.
So am I one of those "who think child abuse is "cultural" or worse, openly advocate child abuse as a reasonable method of punishment"? How did I punish MY kids?
Never in anger, for one. I remember more than one time where the kids sat in their room and I sat in mine until I got perspective on whatever crime it was. One of those times was the 1,000,001st time that I told them to take dirty clothes from their room, down 6 arduous steps to my room, and put them in the hamper. I didn't get a switch. Didn't even spank them. I simply made them march back and forth from their room to mine, dropping imaginary clothes into the hamper, until I was satisfied.
Another time, I was at my end of my five-year old daughter having accidents. The last straw was the one that happened as KC and I discussed a trip to Target. Fed up, I sent her to get changed; when she was done, I announced we were going to "the baby store" to get her some "big girl diapers." KC was already sharp enough to play along. We loaded up in the car, and I watched Shenan from the rear view, pouting as ferociously as anyone ever had. Now and then I'd nudge KC, and he'd glance at the rear view and smile... and Shenan knew it. About halfway to Target, she burst out at him, "You wouldn't think it was funny if we were going to the baby store for you-hooo-hoo-waaaaah!"
Of course, after a hearty round of laughter, we let her in on the truth. Cruel? Maybe. But I don't remember having the problem again.
So yes, I think the Vikings and AP have some hard choices coming up. And yes, I do know that their is a line between discipline and abuse- though I'm not altogether convinced it was crossed by Peterson. I do believe it has been crossed by idiots tracking down the charities he gives to, or people running discussion boards that can't handle discussion. And I do believe it has been crossed by at least one media outlet. KHOU in Houston ran with a story about a second abuse "accusation", conveniently releasing it within a half hour of the Vikings announcing that they were reactivating Peterson (and before their sponsorship dollars began dribbling down their leg and rescinding it). This one, THEY said, involved a complaint that was turned into CPS, and included text messages between baby mama and AP (now how do you suppose KHOU got those? Or should I say, what anonymous and well-paid-off employee of Houston CPS passed them along?). However, KHOU claimed they hit a dead end in that "no one at CPS seems to recall how the case came out" (translate: the truth wasn't as inflammatory as the innuendo)... but within the hour, a spokesman for Houston PD said the case had been dropped after a credible adult witness flatly denied any abuse and corroborated APs story.
Seems like somebody at KHOU had an ax to grind. Just like the Moderator at the message board.
Thankfully, soon enough the ADHD radical libs will jump off this case as well. Where have you gone, Richie Incognito? Our PC police turn their bloodshot eyes to you... woo-woo-wooo... What's that you say, Mr. Peterson? Richie the Bully has left and gone away... hey hey hey... hey hey hey....